Robert Houston (1720 - 1761) MP

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Rockbridge, Virginia
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Serafina Liora Spiceland
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About Robert Houston

See Houston, 1882:22-23

Parents: son of John Houston

Born in Ireland about (1720). He lived on "Timber Ridge," some five or six miles northeast of Lexington, the county-seat of Rockbridge County, VA., and owned the farm on which the "Timber Ridge Church" is located. The first, church called by this name, was a log building, situated about two miles from the present stone house, in the direction of New Providence Church. The building of stone was erected in the year seventeen hundred and fifty-six (1756), and the "Timber Ridge Church" was organised in the same year.

married

  1. Margared DAVIDSON, daughter of Samuel and Ann Dunlap.

Their children were as follows:

  1. John Houston,
  2. Sam'l Houston,
  3. Bettie Houston,
  4. Margaret Houston,
  5. Esther Houston,
  6. Mary Houston.

Their parents lived and died at their first home on Timber Ridge, and their bodies were interred in what was know as the "Blue Ball Graveyard".

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1720
1720
Ireland
1758
1758
Age 38
Virginia
1761
1761
Age 41
Rockbridge, Virginia
1761
Age 41
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
1763
1763
Age 41
Buffalo Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia
1763
Age 41
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